Institute for Medical Imaging and Visualisation
Growth Deal funding up to £1,400,000
Allocated to Bournemouth University
Local Growth Funding has been allocated to develop an Institute for Medical Imaging and Visualisation (including for Prosthetics & Cybernetics) that will bring together stakeholders from research, education, high value medical industries, the creative industries and healthcare services and systems to form a suite of programmes and research that will both provide for and serve high skilled technical and medical roles within the region.
The Institute will act as a hub for Medical Imaging technology programme and research development, in partnership with education, clinical practice and commercial partners. The aim of this Institute is to enable an eco-system of research, research-led innovation and educational programmes, enhancements in clinical practice, and opportunities for the commercial development of related intellectual property, in order to act as a catalyst for regional economic development related to medical science. The Institute will address the skills gap in higher level technical provision, particularly in STEM, in order for employers to have the skilled technicians they need and to boost productivity, as well as addressing social mobility by encouraging a greater take up of higher level technical education. The Institute will also contribute to new medical product and intellectual property developments and house the research capacity for the next wave of 3D Medical Imaging development, informing the capability needs of industry, the healthcare sector and of technical education.
The Full Business Case is currently being independently assessed and will be presented to Dorset LEP Board in November 2018 for sign off.
Martina Hanulova, Programme Manager